Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register


Main Forum Page  ♦   Latest Posts  ♦   Member Center  ♦   Search  ♦   Archives   ♦   Help   ♦   Log In/Out   ♦   Admins
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    Live Right 4 Your Type  ›  Attention Deficit Disorder and Blood Type
Users Browsing Forum
Baidu Spider and 4 Guests

 If you're diagnosed with ADD, what's your blood t?
Blood type O that suspects they have  ADD (30 votes)
28.04%
Blood type O formally diagnosed with ADD (29 votes)
27.10%
Blood type A that suspects they have  ADD (21 votes)
19.63%
Blood type A formally diagnosed with ADD (10 votes)
9.35%
Blood type AB that suspects they have  ADD (7 votes)
6.54%
Blood type B formally diagnosed with ADD (5 votes)
4.67%
Blood type B that suspects they have  ADD (4 votes)
3.74%
Blood type AB formally diagnosed with ADD (1 votes)
0.93%
107 Votes Total Last vote Thursday, July 17, 2014, 4:02am by krockak
You must login or register to be allowed to participate in this poll

Attention Deficit Disorder and Blood Type  This thread currently has 26,325 views. Print Print Thread
11 Pages « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 » All Recommend Thread
paul clucas
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 2:31pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami-fied Explorer! INTP
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,766
Gender: Male
Location: Niagara Peninsula, On
Age: 47
Very interesting.  Does it affect your mood, your ability to connect to people, or your sense of passing time?

I am asking since I have experienced episodes of berserk rage in my teens (when I was not keeping up with my remedial therapy) and some of your experiences remind me those states of mind.  My memory is dodgy at best, but the ability of being intensely aware of all physical proximity simultaneously was enough to stick.  I also experienced time differently; other people seemed like they were in slow motion.

I am definitely not interested in anything that could put me in that mental state again.  The Myers-Briggs INTP designation works for me; the shadow of my personality thrives in the world of extroverted feeling.  For the early part of my adult life I was living in fear of loosing control of my anger.  Having worked on the issue, my knowledge of and comfort with expressing moderate anger is a relief (and was a source of amusement for my past co-workers).

As in your past, I suffered from "butterfly" attention-span.


My weight loss goal: 220 lbs.  A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 175 - 267
Onur
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 3:25pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Let's talk about solutions for improved concentration, learning, memory...

Hormone peaks can make one resistant to the hormones so better be clear before knowing it and it in you all

B vitamin supplements aren't well balanced, come with genetically modified "other ingredients", and aren't really natural actually

Phosphatidyl choline supplement usually comes out of GMs. Organ meats are more powerfull than any suplement.

Phosphatidyl serine can be found in very high doses in mackerel.

Choline and serine are high in organ meats, seafood and meat.

Inositol is in safe vegetables, fruits, brown rice and grains.

EFT is advised to solve emotional traumas, which are between the causes of ADD/ADHD.

Omega 3 is in seafood, chia seeds, flaxseeds. GLA is in borage oil, evening primrose oil, spirulina, chlorella.

Iodine is in seaweeds.

Detox is in chlorella, parsley, chinese parsley, vegetables, maybe some clay or maybe a little alpha lipoic acid.

BTD seems to include enough of necessary nutrients for Os. I once read something like Os diet should contain plenty of vegetables, meat, seaweed...

But the most important, I think, is in staying clear of emotional problems.

Anyone tried EFT?

Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 176 - 267
Lola
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 1:43am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 50,988
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57
you forget the wrong lectins can in fact contribute to emotional problems, so stating clear of those for starts is in itself a great start!!


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 177 - 267
misspudding
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 1:53am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh-, MTHFR, GT4 Explorer
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 395
Gender: Female
Location: Seattle
Age: 37
What is EFT, exactly?




misspudding

---

Me: Celiac type gut problems; seizure disorder; MTHFR
DH: O positive
DS: O negative; "atypical" IBD - SWAMI 44% Explorer

Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 178 - 267
Jared
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 3:02am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT4 Explorer
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 183
Gender: Male
Location: USA
Age: 42
I believe he is referring to Emotion Focused Therapy. It assumes the cause of our behavior is the need to form an emotional bond with others.  

I disagree with this approach. ADD is not a emotional disturbance. It does not need to include any defiance to authority at all. ADD at its root is a powerful sense of curiosity - a sense of wonder. The ADD student has a motive to their actions. They have a superior means of thinking, utilizing a very rapid power to perceive similarities between ideas and thus recognize patterns. This process of perception is vivid to the ADD student, leaving them deeply absorbed in their thoughts.  

ADD can allow a person to make new and novel mental associations, ones that might be inconsistent with the educational goals of the school they are attending.   However, these new mental associations form the basis for the production of new ideas. They are not rebels, but leaders. They are merely held back by the limits of the programs they are in.

The only problem that a person with ADD has is limited productivity. Creative association must yield to a commitment to act on those thoughts. Follow through is difficult.

If the process of rapid mental activity cannot be inhibited - it shall produce brainstorms which are too disorganized for application. Their ideas rush before them as limited, fragmentary, flashes of brilliance - a torturous problem because other people want an end-product, not a fragment of thought. End products must be presented to others as an organic whole. The must produce a structure so that others can understand them. This is beyond the capacity for a young person. They are trapped inside a spiral of their own conceptions. (and yet someday you will see them with a PhD...)

Furthermore, they must have some way that the trivial, humdrum aspects of reality can be recognized as important, and given a place in their activities. They do not do their chores. There is no emotional basis for this. It is biochemical, and not emotional. It can be watched on a fMRI.

It is the humdrum aspects of school that are often the hardest for them. This means homework and in-class assignments. Drills of any kind and arithmetic are excruciating for them. Their reaction to these aspects of school can be watched on a fMRI. Parts of their brain almost shut off when asked to do drills.

Your brain cannot feel pain, but if it could, the ADD child would be likely to explain that they feel it when doing chores. Chores are excruciatingly difficult for them. They want to do the chore but they cannot. Their brain will not let their mind decide what to do. Ritalin and Adderall massively overpower those parts of the brain which have "shut down" on the fMRI. The drugs let the brain obey the person.  

ADD children have terrible handwriting. They are often bad at sports. These are both motor coordination problems. I beleive that Acetyl-L-Carnitine seems to help out with the motor coordination problem.

Doing what other people ask them to do is hard. They are in no way trying to be defiant. The brain refuses to obey what the mind told it to do. I personally feel as if the social aspects of ADD are related to the motor-coordination problems. I find that Acetyle-L-Carnitine helps with that as well. The question is why? I believe that social aspects of obedience may be related to the power to follow and understand meaning of physical motions. We communicate by moving - our face, our hands and even our whole bodies. I am much better in a work environment with Acetyl-L-Carnitine. I would say it is much better than Ritalin at work.

I am into the biological, rather than psychological explanation for ADD. It is possible that diet affects ADD. I have not done any research on that, but stay away from wheat and sugar. Those can ruin my concentration very rapidly. I still use Acetyl-L-Carnitine but only because it helps my workouts. The brain boosting appears to be permanent.  


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 179 - 267
Ribbit
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 3:45am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

~W~A~R~R~I~O~R~ Defender, Survivor
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 8,156
Gender: Female
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Age: 36
Jared--where have you been?!   Delighted to have you here.

I've run out of phosphatidyl serine.  Gotta get more.  If I could just remember....

I agree that it's more biological than psychological.


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

Family: 3 As, 1 B, 1 AB, 1 O
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 180 - 267
Jared
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 3:49am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT4 Explorer
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 183
Gender: Male
Location: USA
Age: 42
Oh Yes, I want to add that therapy (non-chemical) does work. Every thought you have changes your brain. You brain is the machine, but you are not a machine. You change the brain by thinking and experiencing things, just as the brain changes how you think and experience the world.

Emotional or behavioral therapy does work. But there are things that therapy cannot address. Counting money is a good example of something therapy cannot help. A person with ADD will take half an hour to count out $325.oo in cash, while someone without it will take 5 minutes. The ADD person miscounted a dozen or more times and had to restart his count over again. That is his brain disobeying his mind. Ritalin can override the disobedient brain. With Ritalin simple tasks are possible. I do not think that therapy can make me count out cash with greater accuracy. My emotions are irrelevant in that incidence.

I am sure that emotional, behavioral therapy can improve ADD. I do not think it can change the chemical nature of the problem and make me count out cash any faster.  


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 181 - 267
Jared
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 4:33am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT4 Explorer
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 183
Gender: Male
Location: USA
Age: 42
To Paul Clucas!  As to my mood with the Pregnenolone - I would say two things. My recent adventure with it had minimal changes in my mood - if any changes occurred, I would say I was more sentimental, and even empathetic while on it. It does make female hormones.

The first time I was taking it, I was taking a bunch of bodybuilding supplements. These had the purpose of boosting my testosterone levels. I thought the Pregnenolone (which also converts into DHEA) could make even more testosterone. That is why I bought it.

Now, I do not want to say something that Lola will need to edit out of my post,   but the combination of the pregnenolone with the bodybuilding stuff made me extremely sexual. It gave me a raw and somewhat frightening lust. It also made me a tad bit jealous and possessive. It made me a real cave man. Downright primordial. But when I took it without the testosterone boosters, it made me feel a deep sympathy for others. Rather like a pastor going forth to pray for people. My sense of empathy (a female trait) was more active on it.

As an aside, have you read any of Dr. Amen's ADD books? He breaks ADD down into six subtypes. Your subtype could be different than mine. This will effect the treatment options. I am subtype 5, a type of inattentive ADD prone to melancholy feelings. In type 5 ADD, the fMRI shows some "overheating" of the hippocampus. Pregnenolone has a healing effect in the hippocampus. However, pregnenolone is a GABA (A) receptor antagonist. Any antagonist to the GABA (A) receptor is bad for a person who is prone to bi-polar. (The bi-polar type of ADD in Amen's system is  is type 6.) Type 6 ADD should avoid anything that antagonizes the GAGA (A) receptor. I would avoid pregnenolone if you are prone to mania.

I want to add that the Acetyl-L-Carintine is not a hormone. It is used for ADD in Italy, where there is disdain for stimulant medication. It has been shown in Italian studies on ADD to improve the social behavior of children with ADD. I would guess that the Italians like it because they do not like teenagers becoming enraged. I am sure you will be fine with it.

I have always been slow to anger and quick to forgive. That is something of a Type 5 ADD trait. So is being shy and melancholy - certainly two traits that USED TO dominate my personality. Now I am mostly a curious and informative person, prone to lecturing about ideas and concepts to random groups of people.  

Try the Acetyl-L-Carintine but maybe not the pregnenolone?


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 182 - 267
Jared
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 5:06am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT4 Explorer
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 183
Gender: Male
Location: USA
Age: 42
Some additional thoughts, all the forms of ADD will show up on an fMRI as a decrease in activity in the prefrontal cerebral cortex when asked to concentrate on some simple task like counting money. There are two locations of this reduced prefrontal cerebral cortex activity, one is on the side and the other the top. These two locations indicate whether or not the ADD is hyperactive or inattentive.

If the MRI shows only one of these two traits, they are diagnosed as having either Type 1 or Type 2 ADD. In Dr. Daniel Amen's system, if there is any additional oddities in the brain scan, then the patient is tested for having one of the remaining 6 subtypes.

Patient history can be used instead of a brain scan... and it is cheaper too.


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 183 - 267
Onur
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 12:16pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Thank you Jared for your explanations, I think they can be helpful. Acetyl-l Carnitine helps with producing cellular energy from fat. Leaving grains and sugar is another way of helping body staying energetic because they cause insulin resistance. High insulin resistance means one cannot produce the energy they need from glucose and therefore results in carbohydrates not utilized for energy but stocked as fat. With a low insulin resistance one can stay energetic after consuming all the food and starting to convert fat stocks to glucose. Therefore small amounts of blood sugar can be enough for them to be concentrated.

About emotional problems and EFT, I mean getting over the problems that may cause the point of concentration to change. For example every teacher and every student can't get along well personally, especially with no incentives to do it. With such a situation, student tries to stay away from whatever the teacher is doing sometimes or thinking of ways to change the way the teacher bothers him or her.

And emotional traumas such as ones that a people live in childhood that make them still feeling bad when trying to learn new things, somehow, for example. I guess they can be understood only when searched.

For example a person telling a story about how bad a situation happened the first time they did something may have suffered from such an emotional trauma when he/she did it again in the past, or maybe the trauma is still having its effects on them.
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 184 - 267
paul clucas
Saturday, July 31, 2010, 2:54am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami-fied Explorer! INTP
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,766
Gender: Male
Location: Niagara Peninsula, On
Age: 47
Quoted from Jared
To Paul Clucas!  As to my mood with the Pregnenolone - I would say two things. My recent adventure with it had minimal changes in my mood - if any changes occurred, I would say I was more sentimental, and even empathetic while on it. It does make female hormones.

The first time I was taking it, I was taking a bunch of bodybuilding supplements. These had the purpose of boosting my testosterone levels. I thought the Pregnenolone (which also converts into DHEA) could make even more testosterone. That is why I bought it.

Now, I do not want to say something that Lola will need to edit out of my post,   but the combination of the pregnenolone with the bodybuilding stuff made me extremely sexual. It gave me a raw and somewhat frightening lust. It also made me a tad bit jealous and possessive. It made me a real cave man. Downright primordial. But when I took it without the testosterone boosters, it made me feel a deep sympathy for others. Rather like a pastor going forth to pray for people. My sense of empathy (a female trait) was more active on it.

As an aside, have you read any of Dr. Amen's ADD books? He breaks ADD down into six subtypes. Your subtype could be different than mine. This will effect the treatment options. I am subtype 5, a type of inattentive ADD prone to melancholy feelings. In type 5 ADD, the fMRI shows some "overheating" of the hippocampus. Pregnenolone has a healing effect in the hippocampus. However, pregnenolone is a GABA (A) receptor antagonist. Any antagonist to the GABA (A) receptor is bad for a person who is prone to bi-polar. (The bi-polar type of ADD in Amen's system is  is type 6.) Type 6 ADD should avoid anything that antagonizes the GAGA (A) receptor. I would avoid pregnenolone if you are prone to mania.

I want to add that the Acetyl-L-Carintine is not a hormone. It is used for ADD in Italy, where there is disdain for stimulant medication. It has been shown in Italian studies on ADD to improve the social behavior of children with ADD. I would guess that the Italians like it because they do not like teenagers becoming enraged. I am sure you will be fine with it.

I have always been slow to anger and quick to forgive. That is something of a Type 5 ADD trait. So is being shy and melancholy - certainly two traits that USED TO dominate my personality. Now I am mostly a curious and informative person, prone to lecturing about ideas and concepts to random groups of people.  

Try the Acetyl-L-Carintine but maybe not the pregnenolone?
The Pregnenolone reaction is what (especially in women) I call "spin".  When a woman radiates concern and sympathy and is just a little too anticipatory of the other person, I have assumed that she is celibate (if she is of a usually fertile age).  I call this spin because it reminds me of an energetic gyroscope - the energy in the system is present but only discerned by the slight perturbations.  I expect that the purpose for this is for men to be drawn to a woman who is celibate.  When I was celibate for long enough, I felt an expansive and outgoing charity towards people.  I found myself being happy to go to extreme lengths to help people with their concerns without any kind of repayment.  This was my own look into experiencing "spin" myself.

Jared, I have experienced the knuckle-dragging impulses as well.  

I am interested in finding out if I would register as ADD (or some such) on a fMRI and have watched the PBS lecture that Dr. Amen gave.  I am a whiz at math and have a BSc. so "dyscalculia" does not fit me.  When I was tested at the age of four I had unusually high recognition of abstract shapes, but I stuttered, was shy, could not pronounce words properly and had poor writing (despite reading books voraciously).  

If I register some definable pattern, I would like to "see" the improvement that comes from doing my remedial therapy.  Lack of feedback is a real drag on my good intentions to do the therapy.  Have fMRI images been done on Autistic sufferers?

I am not manic or bipolar.  I had teenage friend who was both so I know what it is like for companions of such sufferers.

Generally, I am slow to anger (and most other physically demanding situations), but years of being a target of pranks and the general hormone chaos that comes with adolescence is triggered berserk breaks.  I have had breaks of consciousness or skips when I do not remember time passing.  This is connected with tasks taking longer, I think.  Currently I would say that I am not functionally Dyslexic (the label that I am most used to) with the exception of still having a little trouble spelling words.

There are emotional side effects of suffering from some Learning Disability.  My father, who had some of the same therapy, was really insistent that some therapy to deal with the emotions should be run parallel with Tomatis.  He became a therapist, as a retirement occupation, so there is a little professional pride – to go along with his valid point.  The way of releasing yourself from the current emotion by tapping your arm is certainly a simple and profound technique – if you remember in the heat of the moment.

Acetl-L-Carintine is available through my best local HFS, I believe.  The body-builder's store (he does look like an Explorer) is well stocked with protein powders and amino acids.

Pregnenolone in both male dominant and female dominant systems would seem to increase the incidence of pregnancy.  



My weight loss goal: 220 lbs.  A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 185 - 267
Amazone I.
Saturday, July 31, 2010, 8:44am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+ GT 4...E/..INTJ ....prop.=non-taster..
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 16,227
Gender: Female
Location: CH-Benglen Kanton Z�rich
Age: 56
Jared, what's about the use of l'tyrosine and alphalipoic acid


MIfHI K-174
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 186 - 267
Goldie
Sunday, August 1, 2010, 7:35pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

All Gatherer -70 Scorp/Sag on BTD/GENO 17 year
Sam Dan
Posts: 5,831
Gender: Female
Location: East Coast
what about ADHD>. is it the same, different, or what?


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 187 - 267
ruthiegirl
Monday, August 9, 2010, 1:57pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 12,061
Gender: Female
Location: New York
Age: 41
ADHD and ADD (innatentive type) are related, sometimes the two conditions are referred to as AD/HD. With ADHD, kids get distracted and physically move around a lot, often literally chasing after whatevet it is that distracted them. With ADD, kids get distracted and sit staring at things out the window, or get lost in "dream worlds." Their impulse control is just as poor, but they're less likely to want to do dangerous things (running into the street, climbing on top of the refrigerator) in the first place.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 188 - 267
Amazone I.
Monday, August 9, 2010, 3:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+ GT 4...E/..INTJ ....prop.=non-taster..
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 16,227
Gender: Female
Location: CH-Benglen Kanton Z�rich
Age: 56
hmmm I don't can loose my feelings that all this is only about of too much of energy creatings, almost type O's ....and that big pharma needed another point to make us buy.... .....


MIfHI K-174
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 189 - 267
Ribbit
Monday, August 9, 2010, 4:46pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

~W~A~R~R~I~O~R~ Defender, Survivor
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 8,156
Gender: Female
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Age: 36
Quoted from paul clucas
  I have had breaks of consciousness or skips when I do not remember time passing.  This is connected with tasks taking longer, I think. ......

....... The way of releasing yourself from the current emotion by tapping your arm is certainly a simple and profound technique – if you remember in the heat of the moment.



Yes.  Yes, exactly.  I remember my mother asking constantly, "What have you been doing all this time?" and me thinking, "All what time?" but only saying, "I don't know."  I know it made me look dumb, but what could I do?  Now DH will sometimes ask, "What took you so long?" All I can do is shrug and say I don't know.  For now I'm going to blame it all on these "migraines" (without the pain).


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

Family: 3 As, 1 B, 1 AB, 1 O
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 190 - 267
Easy E
Saturday, September 18, 2010, 5:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+ Explorer, non-secretor
Ee Dan
Posts: 1,112
Gender: Male
Location: Lafayette, LA
Age: 32
I'm more AB like in terms of personality.  Sometimes i am very extroverted, other times introverted and quiet.  
Me:  A+ and ADHDx2  I read a book by dadamo about disorders and blood type, and A blood type supposedly has highest incedence of adhd, ocd, and anxiety.  
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 191 - 267
Easy E
Saturday, September 18, 2010, 5:28pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+ Explorer, non-secretor
Ee Dan
Posts: 1,112
Gender: Male
Location: Lafayette, LA
Age: 32
I am a professional mental health counselor, so the subject of how blood type and certain disorders cluster interests me.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 192 - 267
Easy E
Saturday, September 18, 2010, 5:37pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+ Explorer, non-secretor
Ee Dan
Posts: 1,112
Gender: Male
Location: Lafayette, LA
Age: 32
My dad is AB+ and although hyper, has more focus and better stress handling ability than anyone i have ever met.  He was a heart surgeon and once performed operations all day while he had a stomach bug causing him to vomit.  He mentally surpressed the vomiting all day while operating, and when he got home, he started puking again.  
I believe he could smoke any O out there in terms of stress handling ability or drive intensity!  And he is very easygoing...a nomad i think.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 193 - 267
paul clucas
Sunday, September 19, 2010, 1:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami-fied Explorer! INTP
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,766
Gender: Male
Location: Niagara Peninsula, On
Age: 47
Quoted from ruthiegirl
ADHD and ADD (innatentive type) are related, sometimes the two conditions are referred to as AD/HD. With ADHD, kids get distracted and physically move around a lot, often literally chasing after whatevet it is that distracted them. With ADD, kids get distracted and sit staring at things out the window, or get lost in "dream worlds." Their impulse control is just as poor, but they're less likely to want to do dangerous things (running into the street, climbing on top of the refrigerator) in the first place.
This could be a easy as naturally introverted Dyslexic or extroverted Dyslexic!

Since no one is ready to admit that a ADD/ADHD/Dyslexic child might be brought to a normal mode of being, the normality of the child is masked by the learning disability.  The concern of the "lost time" is to differentiate being lost in your own world against more severe personailty disorders.

I suffer from lost time, but then I do not do my remedial therapy much.  Like the diet you have to pay in effort for the results that you get.  The problem is that any noticeable benefits that I see from my therapy take about 6 months to notice and ~everyone else~ seems to be nicer and more easy to get along with.  Not excatly motivating feedback!


My weight loss goal: 220 lbs.  A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 194 - 267
Joy
Sunday, September 19, 2010, 4:33pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT3 Teacher
Sam Dan
Posts: 1,320
Gender: Female
Location: Southwest Florida
Hi to all ADDers,

I was diagnosed at age 48.  There are many types of ADD combined with other behaviors.  It is like a jigsaw puzzle.   Its like finding eyeglasses for your brain.


I can look out a window at nothing and be fascinated.  I also get stuck because in the everyday world sometimes I cannot stop the flow of experience (people without ADD can filter out alot).  In other words, I find myself being able to focus on everything and that can be overwhelming.  Also, when I am doing something creative I get lost in time and this  feels good.  

Over the years I have done research and the first book I read was "Driven to Distraction" by Dr. Hallowell.
I may have posted this previously  but it bears repeating.   My thought was how did they know what I've been going through.  It was a big relief.  But the learning had just begun.

Self observation and self forgiveness is very useful.  


Joy
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 195 - 267
PrincessMia
Sunday, September 26, 2010, 2:14pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Quoted from ruthiegirl
ADHD and ADD (innatentive type) are related, sometimes the two conditions are referred to as AD/HD. With ADHD, kids get distracted and physically move around a lot, often literally chasing after whatevet it is that distracted them. With ADD, kids get distracted and sit staring at things out the window, or get lost in "dream worlds." Their impulse control is just as poor, but they're less likely to want to do dangerous things (running into the street, climbing on top of the refrigerator) in the first place.


I discovered a book called The Explosive Child By Ross W. Green. It is fantastic. These children do not respond to dicipline and rewards like other children do. Been trying some of the tecninques on my son. I am having good results with it. Cant wait to finish the book.
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 196 - 267
PCUK-Positive
Monday, October 11, 2010, 12:00pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer Rh+, NN, (lewis a+ b-) [Duffy Fy(a+b+) ]
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 4,874
Gender: Male
Location: UK
Age: 53
My daughter showed very slight sympotoms of this as a toddler, after changing her diet the symptoms went too.

BTD very little sugar, low FODMAP and absolutley no chemicals NONE. we also stopped vaccines towards the end of her 3 year. wish we had done that sooner, know what I know now.

if she get's for example a 1/4 carton of a fruit juice with aspartame in it she is MAD for 24 hours, ans really do mean MAD!


Kind Regards PC. FIfHI Swami III Pro

Partner (F) is O+(Non) MN. Duffy Fy(a+b+),  Lewis (a+ b-) Gatherer.
DD ( is O+(Non)NN, Duffy Fy(a+b-) Lewis (a+b-) Gatherer
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 197 - 267
TheLori
Monday, October 11, 2010, 9:34pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Early Spring: Awareness, desire.
Posts: 22
Gender: Female
Age: 28
My parents were told when I was four that I was ADD/ADHD because I tended to be hyper and unable to focus. I varied between that and just totally zoning out in my own little world - I was very creative but had trouble focusing it in the right directions. My mom refused to let them put me on meds though and instead worked extensively with me to help me cope. It helped that I was homeschooled, so she had a lot of time to work with me. She taught me to channel that energy into other things and 'keywords' to help me pay attention. To this day if you say 'Lori, focus.' to me you get my instant and undivided attention no matter what I was doing before.

As I got older it got easier, sometimes I can still get really hyper and unfocused or just zoned out staring at nothing (or zoned out staring at someone else without realizing it - seriously creeps my dad out when I do that) for the most part I do pretty good staying on track. Also, as I like to tell people, 'I'm not random, you just can't think as fast as I do!' because I have a tendency to jump between topics without warning.

To Policychecker - aspartame did weird things like that to me too at that age. I got into it a couple times when I was little, my mom tells me I literally bounced off all the furniture and ran around screaming as loud as I could and wasn't able to really calm down for almost 3 days before it wore itself out of my system. Nasty stuff and certainly didn't help me.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message AIM AIM Windows Live Messenger WLM Skype Skype Reply: 198 - 267
Amazone I.
Monday, October 11, 2010, 9:46pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+ GT 4...E/..INTJ ....prop.=non-taster..
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 16,227
Gender: Female
Location: CH-Benglen Kanton Z�rich
Age: 56
I think anger... internalized anger is a typical NT issue... equal if we are E or I's


MIfHI K-174
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 199 - 267
11 Pages « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 » All Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    Live Right 4 Your Type  ›  Attention Deficit Disorder and Blood Type

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread